GUESS

85% of People Get this Simple Math Problem Wrong, Do You Know the Answer?

ADVERTISEMENT

Game: Solve the Math Problem?

Think very carefully before you scroll down!

ADVERTISEMENT

Answer:

ADVERTISEMENT

Explanation:

You can alternatively apply PEMDAS as schools do today: Simplify everything inside the parentheses first, then exponents, then all multiplication and division from left to right in the order both operations appear, then all addition and subtraction from left to right in the order both operations appear. (A better acronym would be PEMA, actually, to make it clear that multiplication and division are done together, and addition and subtraction are done together.) By that convention, 6 ÷ 2(1+2) = 6 ÷ 2 × (1+2) = 6 ÷ 2 × 3 = 3 × 3 = 9. If you were taking the ACT, SAT, or GRE (which would probably use parentheses to eliminate confusion), this method would yield the correct answer.

Bonus Riddle:

Think very carefully before you scroll down!

Answer:

Did you get these right? If you have any suggestions for new games please let us know in the comments. We’re always looking for new ones and sometimes our best games actually come from our amazing fans. If we use your game, we’ll make sure to credit you. Thanks for playing!v

Show comments
Share
Published by

Recent Posts

TikTok Users Are Asking Their Parents To Dance Like They Did In The ‘80s — The Result Is Like, Totally Radical!

Dennis Appel went viral after his daughter made a video of him dancing like it…

2 hours ago

Leonard Nimoy’s Son Takes To Social Media With Touching Memories Of Late ‘Star Trek’ Actor

The late Leonard Nimoy is most famous for playing Spock from Star Trek for nearly…

3 hours ago

The Beach Boys Documentary Details The Fate Of The Infamous ‘Smile’ Tapes

The Beach Boys’ Smile album of 1966 was never released due to Brian Wilson’s skepticism…

4 hours ago

Pierce Brosnan And Wife Keely Soak Up The Sun In Swimsuit Photos

UPDATED 5/29/2024 Pierce Brosnan and his wife have been married for over two decades, and…

5 hours ago

Richard Dreyfuss Under Fire For Sexist & Homophobic Comments At Recent ‘Jaws’ Screening

The May 25 screening of Jaws at The Cabot Theater in Beverly, Massachusetts, ended with…

6 hours ago

Christie Brinkley’s Daughter Alexa Ray Joel Reacts To Mom’s Risqué Wardrobe Malfunction

Christie Brinkley teased her Instagram followers with a sultry photo of her during last-minute wardrobe…

7 hours ago